Ana Sayfa VISION


Islamic world constitutes approximately a quarter of the world's population. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest international organization in the world. However, Islamic world, including Turkey as an important member, does not have the clout in strategic, political and economic areas commensurate with its size. Among the more important reasons for this fact are: Islamic world is trailing the rest of the world in keeping up with global developments and there is a lack of cooperation between the countries constituting the Islamic world. If these deficiencies are remedied, Islamic world will reach an important point where it will make important contributions to world peace and international harmony.

Globalization process continues to be an ever-developing and ever-spreading phenomenon. Islamic countries are also affected by this process. Improvement and spreading of channels of communication between Islamic countries will make it easier for them to face challenges brought by globalization.

Turkey, as a part of the Islamic world, has made important progress in modernization and has important means and instruments to contribute to the overcoming of problems faced by the Islamic world. Capitalization on these means and instruments depends on conducting long-term strategic studies. Within this framework, important responsibilities fall upon non-governmental organizations such as TASAM, the Institute of Islam and the Islamic States Think Tanks Platform (ISTTP) established to realize these aims.






The first meeting of Think Tanks Platform of the Islamic Countries Wise Persons Board which was suggested to be formed in 1st Think Tanks Forum of the Islamic Countries and confirmed to be formed in the second forum; was carried out on 1st March 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The second meeting took place in Cairo; the third meeting took place on 28th October 2013 in Bagdad; also the forth meeting took place in Bagdad on 20th February 2014. 5th ISTTP (Think Tanks Platform of the Islamic Countries) Wise Persons Meeting was held on 8th March 2015 in Islamabad within the 6th Think Tanks Forum of the Islamic Countries:

A. ISTTP Wise Persons Board and Mutual List of Other Participants

Süleyman ŞENSOY, Chairman of TASAM, Turkey
Ambassador (R) Ömür ORHUN, Advisor to OIC & TASAM, Turkey
Prof. Zaleha KAMARUDDIN, Rector of International Islam University of Malaysia
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mostafa DOLATYAR, General Director of IPIS, Iran
Senator Mushahid Hussain SYED, IPRI ( Islamabad Policy Research Institute )
H.E. Ambassador Humayun KABIR, Director of BEI ( Bangladesh Enterprise Institute ), Bangladesh
Prof. Shamseldin Zeinal ABDIN, Khartoum University, Sudan
Elnur ASLANOV, Political Analysis and Information Provision Department of Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dr. Abdulaziz SAGER, President of GRC ( Gulf Research Center ), UAE
Major General (E.) Muniruzzaman, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS)
Ambassador (R) Murat İLHAN, TASAM, Turkey
Ambassador (R) Prof. Ali Engin OBA, TASAM Turkey
Dr. Muharrem Hilmi ÖZEV, Secretary General of ISTTP (Think Tanks Platform of the Islamic Countries), Turkey
Dr. Hatem EL KADI, President of IDSC, Egypt

B. Agenda of ISTTP 5th Wise Persons Board Meeting

  1. Introduction
  2. Duties, functions and new members of Wise Persons Board (2015 Action Plan)
  3. Negotiations about institutionalization of Think Tanks Forum of the Islamic Countries
  4. Function and future of the Forum against the developments in the Islamic World and in the global level
  5. Suggestions about strategic contributions of the think tanks for the change and transformation in the Islamic Countries
  6. Ideas about the interaction between Think Tanks of the Islamic Countries and their peers in the West
  7. Other Issues

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